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Opioids are frequently used for pain management but can be highly addictive. For some, opioids produce a sense of euphoria that is so intoxicating they find it hard to quit. The addiction can stem from other underlying issues like home environment, upbringing, and trauma. But the addiction exacts painful costs during withdrawal: Intense anxiety. Persistent vomiting. Profuse sweating. Insomnia. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that 40 – 60 percent of those afflicted with addiction turn back to opioid use as a form of self-medication.
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